Saskatchewan joint task force releases interim report

December 12, 2012

Improving education outcomes for First Nations and Métis children in Saskatchewan depends on equal funding as well as innovative approaches, according to a task force on First Nations and Métis education and employment. In its interim report released Monday, the Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People cited the funding gap between First Nations schools and Saskatchewan schools as one of the central issues they have heard so far. But money is not the only issue, the task force members say. Improving education will need new approaches and also political will from those involved to execute strategies that have proven successful on a smaller scale. The interim report does not provide concrete recommendations. Those will be compiled and released in May 2013 in the task force's final report. Saskatoon StarPhoenix